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The first episode of the prequel to the acclaimed ABC crime drama drew solid numbers on Sunday night.
The very boring wet weather in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong and surrounds, as well as the school holidays, created a captive audience last night, but viewers went elsewhere in search of entertainment.
As it heads into the finals, Ten’s MasterChef Australia topped the non-news programs for the night with 811,000 nationally. Nine’s Australian Ninja Warrior thingie (how inappropriate on a cold, wet winter’s night) drew 730,000, while Seven’s nostalgia-ridden News Spotlight anniversary heartstrings-tugger on Strictly Ballroom attracted 671,000.
Insiders had another good Sunday — 570,000 nationally, enough for a top 10 spot for the day, with stand-in host Patricia Karvelas. Meanwhile Aunty’s Mystery Road prequel, Origin, attracted 635,000.
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Glenn Dyer is Crikey’s business and media correspondent.